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Maker(s):Beato, Antonio
Culture:Italian; British (ca. 1825-ca. 1903)
Title:Shrine of Nectanebo I, Temple of Horus, Edfu
Date Made:ca. 1860-1880
Materials:Albumen print
Place Made:Africa; Egypt
Measurements:Mount: 17 in x 14 in; 43.2 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 10 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in; 26 cm x 20 cm
Narrative Inscription:  verso upp. r. [in pencil]: 96 / Edfou / Le Sanctuaire
Accession Number:  MH 1995.6.25
Credit Line:Gift of William and Sylvia Durfee

Black and white image of a small, pyramid-roofed shrine within an interior space. The walls of this room are covered in hieroglyphic inscritpions. Hieroglyphs are also inscribed on the shrine. On either side of the door of the shrine are three columns of hieroglyphs. The space above the portal is occupied by two stacked sets of unfurled wings, each with two cobras at their respective centers.

ancient; temples; shrines; religion; ruins

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